SueVanRaes

Sue Van Raes

Functional nutritionist and Food Psychology Specialist

Sue Van Raes is a functional nutritionist, food psychology specialist, and author in Boulder, Colorado. As founder of Boulder Nutrition, Sue helps people to navigate making sustainable changes in their health and make peace with their plate.

Sue uses a combination of science-based testing, clinical nutrition, holistic nutrition, natural medicine, functional medicine, homeopathy, and metabolic typing to guide people to experience clarity, vitality, and body-positive living. She works with clients locally, remotely, online, and through her local and international health and yoga retreats. Check out her new online program DIGEST.

Articles by Sue Van Raes

Before you reach for a “boring” glass of orange, apple, or grape juice, try some fruit-and-vegetable combinations that not only taste great but will also boost your immune system.Read More
The skin is the largest organ in your body, and even though skin is on your outside, what you put inside your body affects its ability to protect you and look radiant. Feed yourself well and your skin will thank you.Read More
Fall and winter, while ushering in beautiful and fun changes in the outdoors, also bring an uptick in cold and flu germs. Help your immune system keep you healthy with these seven home remedies.Read More
Sunshine is unreliable, particularly in winter. Getting sun exposure for your daily vitamin D may not be possible. These five foods are good ways to naturally boost your vitamin D levels with no risk of sunburn.Read More
Fall flavors are a-flowin'! Fall is a wonderful time to get creative in your kitchen and expand your go-to recipes with a wonderful array of fall foods (and flavors) that are bountiful during the harvest season.Read More
What makes autumn special? The changing colors of the leaves, the shifting sunlight, cooler temperatures, and autumn produce in season! Here are six of our favorites plus three recipes.Read More
Stress is everywhere you look. You know it affects your sleep and your mood. But stress is sneaky and can also affect your eating habits—making you eat more or less due to specific stress hormones.Read More
You may have been raised with a black-and-white approach to health—alternative or traditional. But why not take the best of both worlds? That’s the approach of holistic health and it might be for you.Read More
If you like garlic, you are in luck—there are six more reasons to not just like it, but to love it. Garlic doesn’t just smell good and taste delicious, it lowers blood pressure, protects against cancer, and more!Read More
Even if your day starts with coming off a good night’s sleep, engaging in a strong workout, and savoring your morning coffee, you still might be faltering come afternoon. Some food might help perk you up!Read More
Type 2 diabetes (as opposed to type 1 diabetes) is diet related. Eating these seven foods help you counter the effects of both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Get your grocery list started now!Read More
Kefir is a fermented, probiotic-rich food—similar to yogurt—that can help to support bone and skin health, and more. Learn about its benefits, enjoy some kefir-inclusive recipes, and even make your own!Read More
If you are someone who reaches for a cuppa joe first thing in the morning and not sure how it’s affecting your metabolism and overall health, this article is for you. Keep reading to find out the truth about coffee and metabolism.Read More
Ginseng has a long history—dating back thousands of years—of providing health benefits to users worldwide. Science is validating its use for conditions ranging from sexual dysfunction to diabetes.Read More
A main source of iron is animal foods. If you follow a plant-based diet, however, you still have options and can incorporate foods with iron. Here are seven to keep your iron at appropriate levels.Read More
It’s time to expand your berry repertoire—go beyond blueberries and strawberries and start enjoying goji berries. With a range of health benefits, these red and tart organic berries may be your new favorite.Read More
Breakfast is an important meal to include in your daily eating pattern. Just make sure it’s healthy, and you'll reap benefits ranging from better focus to an increased metabolism and feeling fuller.Read More
Cumin has an interesting history that spans food, culture, health, and folklore. Unsurprisingly, its centuries of medical applications are now backed up by scientific research. Learn how it can help you.Read More
Chia seeds and flaxseeds are both good additions to your diet. Chock full of omega-3s, proteins, and fat, learn how these seeds will benefit you. And enjoy a recipe that features each!Read More
You probably know that blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich foods and are, in general, good for you—it is a fruit, after all. But they also help prevent cancer, improve blood pressure, protect your heart, and more!Read More
Have you thought about following the paleo diet? Before you start, there are some things that you should know about what the paleo diet involves, its potential benefits, and also the reasons for caution.Read More
Your metabolism keeps you energized and moving. If it slows, you are likely to feel its effects on your sleep, in your mood, and on your diet. Five metabolic factors can be maximized for your well-being.Read More
Chocolate is more than just a sweet treat. Focus on its raw form, cacao—think high-quality dark chocolate—and it’s more than just a treat, but a food that helps your brain and immune system, and is an aphrodisiac.Read More
It’s not just when or what you eat that contributes to healthy eating, but also the where and how. Try one or two of these healthy eating rituals—or go for all seven!—and take your meals to the next level.Read More
Are you confused about which health approach to choose in order to maintain optimal health and vitality? Counting calories? Counting carbs? Cleansing? Exercise? Stress management? A health coach can address your needs and help you find optimal health.Read More
There are three steps for selecting and achieving your New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve failed in previous years to achieve your health goals, this year might be the time for your goals to meet your willpower.Read More
Holiday parties can be oodles of fun, but they can also be a minefield if you are trying to focus on making healthy food and drink choices while surrounded by temptation. Here are six ways to take control.Read More
Your digestive system can be negatively affected by eating over-processed foods and by experiencing stress. Keep your system chugging healthily along by routinely eating these seven ingredients.Read More
Thanksgiving can be a challenge as you navigate relationships, travel, and large quantities of food. Thankfully (pun intended!), there are three ways you can help make the day more peaceful and relaxing.Read More
The large bags of miniature Halloween candies dominate grocery stores in the month leading up to October 31. For those of you who recoil from so much pure sugar, look no further than these eight non-traditional treats.Read More

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